Person    | Male  Born 21/8/1853  Died 25/7/1936

Sir Henry Wellcome

Categories: Benefactor, Industry, Medicine, Museums / Libraries

Countries: USA

Born Wisconsin, USA, moved to London in 1880 for business reasons. Pharmacist, founder of the Wellcome Trust and Foundation. His collection of books & artefacts relating to the history of medicine & pharmacy became, in 1913, the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in London.

What, we wonder, prompted Mr Wellcome to become a pharmacist and to collect items relating to bringing wellness to people? Could it be a case of nominative determinism?

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Sir Henry Wellcome

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Sir Henry Wellcome

English Heritage Sir Henry Wellcome, 1853 - 1936, pharmacist, founder of the...

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